Leeds school trains pupils how to beat bullying

Fulneck Junior School pupils with Matt Bates from Model Education.
Fulneck Junior School pupils with Matt Bates from Model Education.
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A primary school in west Leeds will host a national training programme to help youngsters across the region to beat the bullies.

Fulneck School has been chosen to host one of the 2013 Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Programmes next month, which were set up in memory of Princess Diana.

The programme is currently running at 600 primary and secondary schools where it trains young people to be anti-bullying ambassadors at school and even in the communities where they live.

Fulneck’s Anti-Bullying training day will be taking place on Tuesday, March 19.

The day will bring together young people from primary and secondary schools of all ages and abilities across the region and see them trained as Anti-Bullying Ambassadors.

As part of their programme of training, the youngsters will explore and understand the issue of bullying in a creative way.

Working as part of a group, the day will see them link up with other young people and swap ideas about how they deal with bullying in their school.

They will gain practical ideas and receive top tips on how to stop bullying. The goal is to see the Ambassadors leave with an action plan aimed at helping them to prevent bullying and ensure everyone feels safe and happy in their school.

Fulneck Junior School’s head of pastoral care, Angharad Garner, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to host one of these important training days.

“Last November, we ran a series of events exploring the causes of bullying which culminated with a fashion show to help the children develop confidence, self-motivation and self-esteem via a catwalk experience.

“For this event in March, Fulneck pupils will be joined by students from a host of Leeds schools.

“The participants will be given practical ideas and top tips about how to stop bullying and make their schools and communities safer places for themselves and their friends.”

The Diana Award was founded in 1999 by the Government to act as a lasting legacy to Princess Diana and has given almost 40,000 young people from across the UK special recognition through its award schemes.

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